This is a perfect recipe for a lazy Sunday afternoon - serving two or with guests serving four! The short ribs need about 3 hours to cook - so start around 2 PM and you'll be ready for a great dinner about 5:30 or 6 PM.
The inspiration for this recipe came from chef Marcus Samuelsson's Obama's Short Ribs recipe as described in the New York Times - and it's also in the chef's Red Rooster Cookbook - The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem.
I've made several modifications - basically to make it simpler and easier. I usually try to rework recipes that use amounts of ingredients that result in wasting portions that you might buy in standard size packages. So, I adjusted - and simplified - and the result was great!